Heavenly Father, thank You for Your word and the truths it contains. Give me a teachable spirit, ears that are ready and willing to hear the truth and a heart that is open and prepared to search the scripture daily, so I may grow in grace day by day, and increase in a knowledge and understanding of the Lord Jesus Christ... of Who He is and all that He has done for those Who trust in Him. This I ask in His precious name. AMEN.
Heavenly Father, too long have I relied on my own understanding and only viewed Your word as a good but superficial picture-book, but Lord I desire to gaze deeply into You word and ask that You would guide me into all truth, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.
Heavenly Father, how astonishing to realise that Jesus also got tired and would have been overwhelmed by life's circumstances, if He had not trusted wholly on You to guide Him to do what was right. Thank You that You sent Jesus to the lost sheep of the house of Israel and their rejection of their Messiah has secured my acceptance of Christ and my salvation by grace - through faith in Him. Thank You that they will one day recognise Jesus; repent of their sin; be restored into fellowship with You and trust Him as their Messiah. Thank You that You gave us the Scriptures to help us understand Who Jesus is and why He came. Thank You that You encourage our faith, when the storms of life seem overwhelming and that no-one - not even a wild, naked demon-possessed man is beyond redemption - by grace - through faith in the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Help me to live as Christ lived - in total dependence on YOU, this I ask in His holy name, AMEN,